XP 64 bit and XP 32 bit



Jster
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
I'm about to buy a 64 bit ready PC and was wondering if it were possible to
have a separate hardrive that would run XP 32-bit? The reason being is that
some of the programs/hardware that are not supported by XP 64-bit I still
need to have available for use. Also, even if this turns out to be a
possibility are there other ways to do this without an additional drive?

Jster

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:13 PM
Yes, its possible. 32 bit Windows will run on the AMD processor, at least.

And you can repartition your hard disk to have multiple partitions. Without doing a complete reinstall, a 3rd party partitioning tool such as BootIt Next Generation www.bootitng.com, Partition Magic or another utility is your best bet. BootIt NG is not only a partitioning tool, but a full fledged boot manager as well. Much more functional and flexible than XP's built in boot manager.

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"Jster" <Jster@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FD930EEA-9702-41DA-AD16-5A56DAE4F1C1@microsoft.com...
> I'm about to buy a 64 bit ready PC and was wondering if it were possible to
> have a separate hardrive that would run XP 32-bit? The reason being is that
> some of the programs/hardware that are not supported by XP 64-bit I still
> need to have available for use. Also, even if this turns out to be a
> possibility are there other ways to do this without an additional drive?
>
> Jster


XP 64 bit and XP 32 bit